Felipe and Oblak return to the group; Simeone doubts between Lodi and Vitolo

first_imgAtlético returned to training in Majadahonda to prepare the match against Eibar (Saturday, 9:00 PM). Simeone could count on Felipe and Oblak, They did not work with the group during yesterday. The Brazilian center has recovered from a pharyngitis and the goalkeeper exercised as one more after doing alternative work yesterday. Some exercises aside from Trippier, still absent on the main lawn of Cerro del Espino. However it is expected that English can be without problems in Ipurua. Not like that Giménez, Koke, Lemar and Diego Costa, who face their injuries and where the last three have a hard time playing again before February. Before the watchful eye of the sports director Andrea Berta, Simeone began to profile his eleven to measure himself to the armored team, where the attack would continue commanded by Correa, João Felix Y Morata and a fourth member, Vitolo, could be included to further increase the gunpowder above. The Canary would play the place with Lodi, who was replaced in the two games of the Spanish Super Cup. In the event that the Brazilian was not a starter, Saul would occupy the left side. The rest of the team would be composed of Oblak, Arias, waiting for Trippier, Savic, Felipe, Saúl, Thomas, Herrera, Correa, João Félix and Morata to join. To complete the training, Cholo turned to several Atlético B players as Manu Sánchez, Toni Moya and Rodrigo Riquelme.last_img read more

LOOK: McGregor wears suit with ‘F you’ pinstripes to Mayweather presser

first_imgEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Conor McGregor knows how to troll in style.The Irish UFC star came to the kickoff press conference for his fight against Floyd Mayweather wearing a custom-made suit lined with profanity.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’What looked like the usual pinstripes in McGregor’s suit were actually the words”F*** YOU” making up the thin lines.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation View comments Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Known as the most notorious trash talkers in their respective sports,  Mayweather and McGregor didn’t disappoint fans who were anticipating fireworks as they traded verbal jabs throughout the presser.“I’m going to knock him out inside four rounds, mark my words,” said the cocky McGregor, who was more than willing to throw insults at Mayweather.The undefeated American boxer, meanwhile, also did not hold back.“You line ’em up, I knock ‘em down like bowling pins. I’m going to knock this bitch out,” said Mayweather, retired in boxing with a 49-0 record.ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano A post shared by Conor McGregor Official (@thenotoriousmma) on Jul 11, 2017 at 9:03pm PDT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Closer look at McGregor’s suit. AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)It was just one of McGregor’s antics during the presser to launch the world promotional tour for their August 26 boxing bout. Gilas out to win Jones Cuplast_img read more

Perseid meteors this weekend

first_imgDear Editor,The planets Venus, Jupiter, Saturn and Mars are lined off this month of August 2018: Venus in Virgo, Jupiter in Libra, Saturn in Sagittarius, and Mars in Capricorn. Venus can be seen up to about 9pm, Jupiter up to about midnight, Saturn up to 2am, and Mars up to 4am. Mars has overtaken Jupiter in brightness, and is now the 4th brightest heavenly body (after the Sun, Moon and Venus) up to September.This weekend of August 11-12, the Moon is fairly new and will therefore not be interfering with visibility. That interference will be left to the weather and bright city lights.Every year around August 11-12, the Perseid meteors encounter the Earth. They are called the Perseid meteors because, when you see these shooting stars, they appear to emerge from the constellation Perseus, which rises not until around midnight. The next time this meteor shower will be so near a favourable New Moon will be in the year 2026.The University of Guyana Astronomical Society (UGAS) have informed me that they are going to use the 2018 opportunity to view the Perseid meteors — which are sporadic, but can average 70 meteors per minute in good visibility. So they are renting a high rooftop in Queen Street, Kitty, opposite Glow Hotel, to minimise the bright city lights; and are inviting the public at a cost of $1,000 per person, $500 per child, to camp out for the events.They plan to set up by 6.30 pm on Sunday, August 12, and showcase their recently acquired 10” reflecting telescope while providing the opportunity for those who have their own instruments to use or demonstrate them on the planets Andromeda and our own Milky Way galaxies and all the interesting constellations.Early comers may be able to catch the Southern Cross and Venus before they set in the West. Knowledgeable persons should be available all night until dawn to talk night sky lore and discuss theories of the universe. I am told that refreshments can be purchased on location.So let’s pray the weather permits clear viewing. We can always wait it out in fruitful discussion and answering of questions.Yours sincerely,Alfred Bhulailast_img read more

Court Rejects Accused FDA Managers Re-arrest Order

first_imgA request by state lawyers that the Court ignored a US$1.5 million bail-bond—secured on behalf of several former managers of the Forestry Development Authority (FDA), on Tuesday, April 8,—and re-arrest them, was denied by Criminal Court ‘C’. That left the defendants ‘free to walk,’ pending final determination of the case by the Court.The Prosecution had asked the court to set aside the US$1.5 million bail-bond issued and tendered by Medicare Insurance Company and the Insurance Company of Africa.They argued that the bond was insufficient considering the more than US$13million allegedly stolen by the defendants from government; the Prosecution had asked that the bail be double the amount it had sued for.Defense lawyers however pleaded that the Prosecution’s request be denied, relying on the Insurance Companies to ensure that the defendants appearance bond produced them in Court at the appointed time.In the Court’s ruling, Judge Blamo Dixon declared: “The defendants’ bonds are hereby allowed and permitted, since their sureties have justified said bail- bond.The bonds of the defendants shall stand or same shall be retained pending notice from the Court. It is hereby ordered.”Judge Dixon further declared, “the two companies, Insurance Company of Africa and Medicare Insurance Company serving as sureties for the defendants promised that they will guarantee their day to day appearance in court pending final determination of the case.”Quoting Article 21, Section (8), Sub-section one and two of the 1986 Constitution of Liberia, the Criminal Court Judge said it provides that “All persons shall be bailable upon their personal recognizance or by sufficient sureties, depending upon the gravity of the charge.”Judge Dixon added that: “excessive bail would not be allowed.”He further ruled,  “In view of the law controlling as found in Section 53.6 of the Civil Procedure Law and section 13.4 of the Criminal Procedure Law, the court is constrained to allow the bail bond of the defendants.”Surprisingly, none of the government lawyers were seen in Court on Tuesday, when the Court ruled in connection with their request. The former managers of the Forestry Development Authority (FDA), including it managing director, Moses Wogbeh, were jointly indicted with multiple crimes:  economic sabotage, criminal conspiracy, forgery, or counterfeiting, obtaining, obstruction of government by public servant, etc., in connection with the much publicized Private Use Permits (PUPs) saga.Following that, the indictment was served on them (defendants) and they were brought under the jurisdiction of the Court. They were subsequently detained at the Monrovia Central Prison, pending the filing of a bail-bond.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

‘Terrorists Have No Borders,’ Says Sen. Zargo

first_imgECOWAS delegation at the opening ceremony of a 3days of 37th Ordinary meeting of the ECOWAS Committee of Chiefs of Defense StaffsSenator Steve Zargo, chairman of the Committee on Defense, Security, Intelligence and Veteran Affairs says terrorists have no borders due to their presence all over the world, especially in the African region.“Terrorism is one of the greatest concerns in the ECOWAS sub-region and therefore we must all work together to save our countries,” he said.He made the statement recently at the end of the 37th Ordinary Meeting of ECOWAS Committee of Chiefs of Defense Staff in Monrovia.Sen. Zargo said this is not just a security concern but an economic concern as well.According to him, in the face of the expansion and extension of terrorist tentacles in the sub-region, there is a need for collaboration, coordination and cooperation towards the joint operation of West African forces and other national security institutions.He stated that political actors in the West Africa sub-region recently decisively responded to the situation in The Gambia which is worthy of commendation.“Preventing criminal activities that are piracy in our maritime domain is an issue that should be jointly tackled by security forces of our sub-region,” he also stated.He called on the Regional Maritime Center for West Africa (CRESMAO) to work with Liberia’s maritime and enhance the respective economic growth in ECOWAS countries.Zargo explained that Liberia is at the critical juncture in its democratic process, owning to the October Presidential and Legislative elections.Senator Zargo admonished “our gallant men and women in arms to continue the vigilance, coupled with their coordination and collaboration with other front line national security institutions to ensure Liberians have a violence free election.”Major General Daniel Ziankahn, the Chief of Defense Staff disclosed that the three-day meeting was very successful because key instruments were adopted to ensure the implementation for the betterment of the ECOWAS sub-region.He explained that decisions reached included the revised structure of the ECOWAS standby force, doctrine of the ECOWAS standby force, the contest of operation in The Gambia, and plans to commence military exercises in 2018.“I assure everyone that these decisions will be implemented in due course.ECOWAS Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace, and Security, Mrs. Halima Ahmed expressed appreciation to members of ECOWAS for their presence at the meeting.She said the key instruments that were adopted during the meeting will be fully implemented for the growth of ECOWAS member states.“We thank the Government of Liberia for the warm reception and for contributing to peace in the country and as few days are left for the October elections, it is our hope that ECOWAS will contribute to a peaceful election in Liberia,” she said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Rehabilitated $9.7B WCD road already deteriorating

first_imgMere months after its official completion, a hole has developed on the Vreed-en-Hoop access road, West Coast Demerara, attracting urgent attention by contractors on Wednesday morning.When Guyana Times visited the area, crew members from Jamaican CompanyOne of the holes drilled by contractors‘Surrey, Paving and Aggregate Company Limited’, who were responsible for the construction of the road had begun drilling holes to surround the sunken section of road, as they explained that they were conducting an examination to determine the reason for the sunken road.When contacted, Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson said he was unaware of what was going on in the area.Calls made to the Head of the Works Services Group went unanswered.This newspaper understands that days before the hole formed, the patch wasThe deteriorated section of the road at Vreed-en-Hoopuneven and rough causing motorists to avoid using that section of the roadway.The $9.7 billion project was completed by the Jamaican company along with BK International earlier this year after several hiccups and setbacks.Back in July when the road was commissioned by the subject Minister, it was noted that the project was funded by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB).Some 30.7 kilometers of the West Coast roadway was rehabilitated to include bridges and culverts, new ‘shared-use’ lanes for cyclists and pedestrians at key junctions, the installation of high visibility traffic signs and road markers, the installation of pedestrian footpath bridges, the construction of concrete drains at critical locations and the construction of parking lanes along identified sections of the road, the Department of Public Information reported.The road improvement project was officially launched on March 20, 2014, at the Pegasus Hotel, and was scheduled to be executed over a period of five years.The expansion entailed the improvement of about 30.7 kilometres of the West Coast Demerara Road from Vreed-en-Hoop to Hydronie, East Bank Essequibo just about one mile East of Parika.last_img read more

NLC students wins UNBC award for academic writing

first_imgJoseph Kafka’s essay, Bill C-31: Has it Succeeded in Amending Gender Inequality?, was selected for the award by a committee that included academic instructors from NLC, and the regional chair for the University of Northern British Columbia, Linda Selby. The award, valued at $500, is presented annually to acknowledge an NLC student whose research paper demonstrates excellence in scholarly writing at a first- or second-year level. “This is the first time that I have applied for any kind of competition,” Kafka said. “I was confident that I had written a very good essay, but at the same time, I was also a little surprised when I found out I had been selected for the award.”- Advertisement – Kafka’s research essay was written for Eva St. Jean’s course, Aboriginal Peoples of Canada (FNST100). The paper explored whether Bill C-31: an Act to Amend the Indian Act succeeded in amending gender inequalities inherent in the Indian Act.In selecting Kafka’s essay, the committee cited the paper as demonstrating substantial research, disciplinary relevance, and strong writing style.last_img read more

Botswana pull out from Kenya U20 return leg

first_img0Shares0000The Botswana national women U20 football team has pulled out of the return leg against Kenya who hammered them 7-1 away.Photo/COURTESYNAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 29- The Botswana national women’s football team has withdrawn from their 2018 Under-20 World Cup qualification return leg against Kenya’s Harambee Starlets which was slated for August 5 in Machakos.According to a communiqué from the Botswana Football Association signed by the Chief Executive Officer Ookeditse Malesu, the team has pull out due to lack of funds. “The team will not travel to Kenya for the return leg on August 5 in Nairobi. The Association has financial constraints hence is unable to continue with the participation in the tournament,” the letter reads in part.“Having considered all the available options, and in accordance with the required notices of withdrawal, the FA has resolved that the women’s Under-20 team will be withdrawn from the qualifiers.”Kenya had won the first leg 7-1 last week and put one foot into the second round of qualification, with Botswana being faced with a mountain to climb.The junior Starlets will now shift their attention to the next qualification phase where they are scheduled to play Ethiopia. They will face the neighbors in the first leg in Addis Ababa on September 15 before playing the return fixture on September 29.0Shares0000(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Exclusive – Liverpool legend fears for Reds after ‘major’ Sturridge setback

first_imgRay Houghton has described Daniel Sturridge’s latest injury setback as a ‘major blow’ for Liverpool – and has warned the Reds will struggle to improve their fortunes in the coming weeks.Brendan Rodgers’ side have struggled to replicate last season’s sparkling form, which saw them push Manchester City close for the Premier League title.The Northern Irishman has not been helped by the sale of star striker Luis Suarez, along with Sturridge’s numerous injury problems.And, with the England striker set to be sidelined for another three weeks, former Anfield favourite Houghton believes Liverpool will struggle for results both domestically and in Europe.“If Sturridge is out for any length of time, it’s a major blow for Liverpool,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show.“Not only does it look he and Balotelli are injured, Henderson may be out for a while as well.“Liverpool are now down to the new players coming in. You do fear for them against Crystal Palace [this weekend], both teams are desperate for a result.“Liverpool need to get back to winning ways and you’re not sure that they’re going to.“The Champions League clash against Ludogorets is massive, especially after Brendan changed the team around for the match against Real Madrid.“That was with one eye on playing Ludogrets and Basel. He needs six points from those two games so he’s put a bit of pressure on himself.”last_img read more

How Manchester United reacted to Gary Neville’s surprise appointment

first_img Gary Neville 1 Valencia’s shock announcement that Gary Neville will take over as their new manager has taken everyone by surprise.He will join his brother Phil, who is currently in joint-charge of the club following the departure of Nuno Espirito Santo.Valencia is part-owned by Singaporian businessman Peter Lim, who co-owns Salford City with the Neville brothers, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt.Ex-professionals have reacted to the news on Twitter, with all seeing it as an encouraging appointment for the future of English coaching.See the best responses to the appointment below!last_img